5 Teams Move Forward in Google Lunar XPrize Moon Race - IEEE Spectrum

Five teams have advanced to the last stage of the Google Lunar XPrize, prize administrators announced today. This year, the groups will race to ready their spacecraft for missions to land on the moon, move at least 500 meters across the surface, and ...and more »

For 5 Contest Finalists, a $20 Million Dash to the Moon - New York Times

An artist's illustration of a spacecraft by SpaceIL, one of five finalists competing for a $20 million prize for reaching the moon. Credit SpaceIL. The surface of the moon may soon be dotted with corporate logos, and its craters labeled with slogans ...and more »

Israel among 5 finalists for Google prize to land spacecraft on the moon - Jerusalem Post Israel News

"We have waited for this moment for a long time," says SpaceIL CEO Eran Privman. SpaceIL. (photo credit:COURTESY SPACEIL). The Start-Up Nation is now one step closer to catapulting to the moon. SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization, is one of five ...and more »

Lunar XPrize finalists to shoot for the moon in 2017 - New Atlas

The Google Lunar XPrize finale has been almost a decade in the making, but 2017 will be the year that we finally have lift off. The XPrize foundation has today confirmed the five finalist teams that have secured launch contracts and will make a final ...and more »

Israeli team named finalist in international race to moon - ISRAEL21c

Only five teams remain in the $30m Google Lunar XPrize contest to land a robot on the moon, move it 500 meters and transmit images back to Earth. By Abigail Klein Leichman January 25, 2017, 9:14 am. SpaceIL is in the final race to the moon. Image via ...and more »

Five finalists will try to land a spacecraft on the Moon this year to win the Google Lunar X Prize - The Verge

From a group of 16 contestants, five teams are officially moving forward into the final stretch of the Google Lunar X Prize competition — an international contest to send the first private spacecraft to the surface of the Moon. To win the competition ...and more »

Google Lunar XPRIZE Announces Final Five Teams Racing to the Moon - Popular Mechanics

And then there were five. After ten years, a J.J Abrams documentary, and multiple launch contracts, five teams are moving on to the next phase of the Google Lunar XPRIZE, with plans to put a spacecraft on the moon before the year is out. The $30 ...and more »

Google Lunar XPrize down to 5 finalists aiming to fly to the moon in 2017 - TechCrunch

Google's Lunar XPrize competition is nearing its zenith – the slate of competitors is down to five finalists, all of whom are competing to be the first private company to launch a spacecraft destined for the moon by the end of 2017. The five remaining ...and more »

Google Lunar X Prize field narrowed to five - SpaceNews

SpaceIL lander SpacelL is one of five teams that will remain in the Google Lunar X Prize competition and have until the end of this year to launch their landers. Credit: SpaceIL. SEATTLE — The X Prize Foundation announced Jan. 24 that five of the 16 ...and more »

Moon race: final five teams will compete for Google's Lunar XPrize - Christian Science Monitor

January 25, 2017 —The space race is back, but this time the competitors are companies, with Google serving as a friendly referee. Five international teams have qualified as finalists in a race to the moon worth millions, the XPrize Foundation ...and more »